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Grateful Dead's 100 Essential Songs: The Music Never Stops

by Barry Barnes and Bob Trudeau Rowman and Littlefield
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The Grateful Dead's 100 Essential Songs examines the band's remarkable musical legacy, delving into 100 songs (plus a few extras) performed by the Dead throughout their career. It includes a playlist of performance and studio recordings, as well as other song analyses and first-hand narratives of hundreds of Dead concerts.

Title Page
Table of Contents
Quick Start Guide
The 100 Most Essential Songs
Alabama Getaway
And We Bid You Goodnight
Attics of My Life
Beat It On Down the Line
Bird Song
Black Muddy River
Black Peter
Black Throated Wind
Box of Rain
Brokedown Palace
Brown Eyed Women
Casey Jones
Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)
China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider
China Doll
Cold Rain and Snow
Comes a Time
Crazy Fingers
Cumberland Blues
Dancin' in the Streets
Dark Star
Days Between
Dire Wolf
Dupree's Diamond Blues
El Paso
The Eleven
Estimated Prophet
Eyes of the World
Feel Like a Stranger
Fire on the Mountain
Foolish Heart
Franklin's Tower
Friend of the Devil
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Good Lovin'
Greatest Story Ever Told
Hard to Handle
He's Gone
Hell in a Bucket
Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower
Here Comes Sunshine
High Time
I Know You Rider
I Need a Miracle
Iko Iko
It Must Have Been The Roses
Jack a Roe
Jack Straw
Lazy Lightning > Supplication
Lazy River Road
Let It Grow
Looks Like Rain
Lost Sailor > Saint of Circumstance
Me & My Uncle
Mexicali Blues
Might as Well
Mississippi Half Step Uptown Toodleloo
Morning Dew
The Music Never Stopped
Not Fade Away
One More Saturday Night
The Other One
Playing in the Band
The Promised Land
Ramble on Rose
Row Jimmy
Saint of Circumstance
Saint Stephen > The Eleven
Samson & Delilah
Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain
Shakedown Street
Ship of Fools
So Many Roads
Stagger Lee
Standing on the Moon
Stella Blue
Sugar Magnolia > Sunshine Daydream
Tennessee Jed
Terrapin Station
They Love Each Other
Throwing Stones
To Lay Me Down
Touch of Grey
Unbroken Chain
Uncle John's Band
US Blues - (Wave That Flag)
Viola Lee Blues
Weather Report Suite > Let It Grow
West LA Fadeaway
Wharf Rat
The Wheel
Bonus Tracks
Online Resources
Bibliography and Sources: For Further Reading
Acknowledgements and Thanks
About the Authors

The Grateful Dead left an immense trove of recordings'live performances and studio takes'all tied together with improvisation in a manner that amounts to a musical genre all its own. New arrivals to this cultural banquet are going to need some help navigating this mountain of music; in The Grateful Dead's 100 Essential Songs, two longtime fans of the music offer a delightful road map to help you get started.
Barry Barnes is author of Everything I Know About Business I Learned from the Grateful Dead: The Ten Most Innovative Lessons from a Long Strange Trip, as well as numerous book chapters, case studies, research articles, and concert reviews all focused on the Grateful Dead. Barry is a member of the Grateful Dead Scholars Caucus.

Bob Trudeau has been an avid listener of Grateful Dead music since 1971. He has published an analysis of Playing in the Band and has researched (with Scott Deetz) Deadhead responses to Grateful Dead music, using Q-Methodology. He regularly teaches a “Grateful Dead 101a course to senior citizens. Bob is a member of the Grateful Dead Scholars Caucus.